Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Wednesday 10th October

I though I caught sight of a flock of Redwing as I arrived at work this morning, but a half-hour sortie around the research station plots failed to flush any out. A Kestrel hovered near the weather station, and a Jay hopped around Great East Hostel with its acorn. However the bird of the day was an unexpected Little Owl, sitting confidently on an apple tree post in the orchard opposite Great East Hostel. It allowed me to get within 20ft of it before flying a short distance into a windbreak. It was easily relocated and again tolerated my close proximity for another couple of minutes before flying low across the orchard and out of sight.

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